AYF-YOARF Seeks 2017 AYF Internship Director

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Youth Federation Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern Region is seeking an able, qualified, and driven Director for the 2017 AYF Internship in Armenia program that will take place June 19-Aug. 20. Interns will be arriving starting June 14. The Director must be in Yerevan prior to their arrival for set up.

Interested applicants for the position should fluently speak Armenian and ideally have spent a substantial time in Yerevan and be accustomed to the local lifestyle in Armenia.

While the position is not a paid one, the travel to and from Armenia for the Director is covered by the AYF-YOARF. Applicants must know that this position requires great responsibility such as coordinating daily activities and excursions for the interns outside of their respective jobs. It is also required for the Director to live with the interns over the two-month duration of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Must speak Armenian fluently;
  • Must be a strong and quick communicator and be easily accessible via technology;
  • Must have spent significant time in Armenia;
  • Must be comfortable leading a small group of college-age students for two months;

Requirements:

  • With assistance from the Internship Committee:
    • Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and word of mouth (phone calls, emails, etc.) to promote the internship;
    • Collect and organize applications from potential interns as well as conducting interviews to select potential interns;
    • Plan and execute excursions (typically outside of Yerevan) for the weekends;
    • Find appropriate jobs and place interns in their chosen field of study;
    • Arrange house/apartment in Yerevan for the interns, along with handling communication with landlord (rent, utilities, etc.);
    • Communicate with the ARF Bureau Office of Youth Affairs in Armenia, local Armenian Relief Society (ARS) office, local Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), and arrange trips to these offices for the interns;
    • Facilitate introductions to other youth in Armenia including: AYF Armenia, AYF Western Region Youth Corps, AYF Canada Youth Corps, AGBU interns and Birthright/Armenian Volunteer Corps;
    • Plan and execute an educational program as well as a community service project for interns;
    • Ensure interns are working 30 hours/week, attending internship programs and excursions;
    • Facilitate involvement with Birthright Armenia, including language classes and joint excursions;
    • Facilitate interns’ blogging and collaborate with AYF PR committee;
    • Send periodic updates to Central Executive;
    • Write a comprehensive report after the program’s completion to share with Central Executive;
    • Give presentations to local communities/AYF chapters after the program’s completion and work with interns to do the same

Interested applicants should apply at ayf.org/members/applications. All applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 1. 

Please forward any questions you may have about the job description, the internship program, or the AYF-YOARF to internship@ayf.org.

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